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A Collection Of Provincialisms In Use In The County Of Sussex.

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22                       A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect.
Britt, m. [Brytan, Ang. Sax., to break.] To shatter like hops from being over-ripe.
Broach, w. [Broche, French.] A spit.
"Broached with the steely point of Clifford's lance."
—in Henry VI., Act ii. sc. 3.
Bronk, m. A disdainful toss of the head.
"She didn't choose to see me, so she just gave a bronk and passed on." Brook, m. A water meadow.
Broom-dasher, m, Broomsquire, w. A dealer in faggots, brooms, &c. The word dasher is also combined in haberdasher.
Broom-clisher, m. [Clish, a bond.] A broom maker.
Brown-bird, m. Thrush.
Bruff, e. Rough; short in manners and speech.
Bruss, m. [Compare French Brusque, blunt.] Proud; upstart.
Brustles. [Variation of Bristles.]
Brutte, e. [Brouter, French, to nibble.] To browse or feed upon.
Bruttle. Always in Sussex used for brittle.
Bucking, m. [Buc, Ang. Sax., a tub.] A washing of clothes.
Bud, w. A calf of the first year, so called because the horns then begin to appear or bud.
Buddy, w. Stupid, in the same sense as the word calf is often used for a stupid fellow.
Budge, w. [Bouge, French.] A cask placed on wheels for carrying water. (See Bouge.)
Budge, m. [Bonder, French, to pout.] Grave; solemn.
"He looked very budge when I asked him who stole the apples."
Bug. Any hard-winged insect. Bullock, m. A fat beast of either sex.
I was very much astonished when I first heard a farmer say,
" Yes, she's a purty cow, a very purty cow indeed, and one
of these days she'll make a nice bullock."
Bumblesome, m. Hunched up; misfitting.
Bumboo, m. A mysterious compound of spirituous liquors, under the influence of which, Mr. Turner, draper, of Easthoathly,
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